Risk Management: Organizational Risk and Safety and Health Legislation (Retired)

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HR professionals are closely involved with various aspects of organizational risk management, especially risks that concern people. These include risks related to business continuity, noncompliance with laws that relate to managing and protecting human capital, and employee safety, health, security, and workplace privacy risks. This course examines various steps in the risk management process and risk management strategies in terms of business continuity planning and liability insurance. The course also discusses arguably the most important employee health and safety regulation for HR professionals, the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The course also presents some other key regulations that HR professionals should be aware of for managing organizational risks and avoiding any noncompliance risks. This course helps prepare individuals for the Human Resource Certification Institute's (HRCI) PHR and SPHR certification examinations.

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Human resource professionals, managers, and all individuals preparing for the PHR and SPHR Certification examinations of Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI); compensation and benefits analysts, staffing managers, and recruiters will also have interest in this certification path

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Risk Management: Organizational Risk and Safety and Health Legislation (Retired)

  • differentiate between types of organizational risks
  • sequence the steps in the risk management process
  • recognize the primary activities in each step of the risk management process
  • distinguish between the types of liability insurance
  • identify scenarios covered under the OSH Act
  • recognize employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act
  • identify the key OSH Act standards
  • sequence the steps in the investigation procedure under OSHA
  • recognize how to comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act
  • identify key characteristics of the Mine Safety and Health Act
  • describe key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act and the Homeland Security Act
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